Reid aide: Emissions cap remains in the 2010 mix

There’s plenty of speculation that shepherding an emissions-capping bill through the Senate in 2010 is so daunting that Democrats will scale back their aims, and instead take up a package of only energy measures while shelving the climate bill for another time.

But for now at least, the Senate’s top Democrat says that’s not the plan.

“We intend to consider comprehensive clean energy-climate legislation that will cap global warming pollution and create jobs,” said Regan Lachapelle, a spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), on Wednesday. As Jim noted yesterday, environmental groups are pushing hard to keep an emissions cap in the mix.